Getting to Pisa

By Plane

Pisa has an international airport with daily flights to London, Paris, Bruxelles and other important European cities, as well as to Rome, Milan, and other Italian cities. The timetable of incoming and outgoing flights together with a list of carriers is available at the Pisa International Airport website (Galileo Galilei Airport, PSA).

The airport is on the outskirts of the town, approximately 6 km from the Institute. To reach the Institute, it is probably most convenient to take a taxi. Otherwise, you have to take two different public transports: the People Mover from the airport to the railway station (EUR 5.00), and then bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets (EUR 1.20) are on sale within the airport. Timetables are here.

If you do not find suitable solutions to Pisa, you can also travel to Florence, "Amerigo Vespucci" Airport. From there, take the tramway or a taxi to the Florence railway station, and then take a train to Pisa (about 1h). Connections are frequent. Check the timetable here.

By Train

The railway station is located on the main line from Turin to Rome. There is also a very frequent train service to and from Florence. Ferrovie dello Stato provides a train schedule and booking service.

The railway station is approximately 5 km from the Institute. To reach the Institute you can take bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop in Via Volpi, beside the CNR Area. Tickets are on sale outside the railway station; timetables are here. Taxi service is also available.

By Car

Pisa is near the intersection of two highways: A12 north-south (Sestri Levante - Livorno) and A11 east-west (Pisa - Florence). Informations about italian highways can be found here.

From motor way A12 (green signs) Exit Pisa centro, then follow the high way (blue signs) to Florence up to the Exit Pisa Nord Est and follow the road signs to the Area CNR, about 10 min. from the motor way exit. You can plan your route using Google maps. Parking is available.

Getting to the Conference Venue

By Public Transport

From the central railwa station, catch the "LAM verde" bus to "Park Paparelli" and get off at the "Volpi-CNR" stop.
From the Airport, keep on walking to "piazza Giusti" and catch the "LAM verde" bus to "Park Paparelli" and get off at the "Volpi-CNR" stop.

There is one bus every 10 minutes, but be prepared for delays, especially in case of rain. You can buy bus tickets at any tobacco and newspaper shop, or at the railway station and airport.

Timetables for the bus are here (Italian) and in Google Maps.

The list of bus stop names from the central railway station is: Stazione 6; Battisti; Crispi 1; Crispi 2; Pacinotti 1; Pacinotti 2; Mediceo 1; Mediceo 2; S.Marta 1; S.Marta 2; De Amicis; S.Giovanni Bosco 1; S.Giovanni Bosco 2; Garibaldi 1; Volpi - CNR.

The red line in the map below is the itinerary of the bus from the railway station (Stazione 6) to Volpi-CNR. Grey spots indicate bus stops.
The grey lines in the map are possible itineraries if you prefer to walk.

By Taxi

The average fare for a ride in the city of Pisa ranges from EUR 9.00 to EUR 12.00 (Plus 2,07 excess fare on Sundays). The Taxi Stand is in front of the air terminal exit, arrivals side (Radio Taxi, tel. 050 541600).

From Volpi-CNR bus stop keep on walking towards the CNR main entrance; REFSQ will take place inside building A.